Dr Richard Magtengaard is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a grounding of 15 years clinical and administrative experience, originating from working within the Public Mental Health arena, later moving onto establish a broad set of interests within the Private Practice setting. Dr Magtengaard served for 10 years as a Commissioned Officer (Bridge Watchkeeping and Navigation) within the Royal Australian Navy, before retiring from Defence and going on to complete his Postgraduate Degree within Medicine (MBBS).
Richard is currently the Director of the Military Trauma Recovery Programme across 2 busy sites of care, namely Marian Centre Hospital (a 69 bed Tier 1 DVA Accredited private hospital in Wembley, Perth) and Salvado (an interdisciplinary setting of specialist care within Subiaco, Perth). This programme remains dedicated to assisting Defence Personnel, Veterans and other First Responder Organisations and their families, who have sustained physical and psychological traumas from the performance of their duties. Richard values his role as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Marian Centre Hospital and remains an active member of the Australasian Military Medical Association (AMMA). He has developed lasting affiliations with ADF Joint Health Command (JHC), Returned Services League WA (RSLWA), St John’s Ambulance (SJA), West Australian Police (WAPOL) and numerous other Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs).
Richard has a number of family members who served our country within Defence and Police. Through lived experience, Richard possesses a keen appreciation of the need to support and assist our current serving personnel of the Australian Defence Force whether at home, when abroad and while transitioning across to civilian life. An integral part of assisting current and ex-serving personnel and their dependants is to help them secure the appropriate compensation, benefits and necessary assistance they are eligible to receive from Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) under the order of law. Richard remains actively involved within the burgeoning growth area of disruptive health technology, which Oqea is currently refining with users in mind, to better serve the hard-working clinician, alongside busy administrators, funding bodies and most importantly, those seeking help.